Matt Thomas is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting and anchoring full-time on NewsRadio 1080-KRLD since 2006. In addition to his on-air work, Matt also is Assistant News Director for KRLD and the Texas State Radio Network. He has been anchoring the KRLD Afternoon News since 2012.
Prior to joining KRLD the North Texas native worked as a reporter at NewsRadio 740-KTRH in Houston. It was there he covered several high-profile stories including the sixteen-week fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron bosses Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. Matt also covered hurricane Rita from Beaumont and spent weeks reporting from New Orleans both before and after hurricane Katrina.
Matt is a reporter at heart, and still loves it when he has the opportunity to go to the scene of breaking news. He has been named, “Best Spot News Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters several times. He has also been a part of several, “Best Newscast” awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.
In 2010, Matt won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a special series on dangerous roads in North Texas. Matt is currently Radio President on the board of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He has been on the board since 2011.
Matt was raised in Denton County, but moved to New York City to attend college after high school graduation. While there, he worked part-time as a desk assistant at ABC News Radio. His on-air career on-air started while he was in college doing both airborne and studio traffic reports for KRLD and several other stations in North Texas.
When he’s not reporting, anchoring or assigning stories, Matt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Megan and with his friends and family. Matt lives in Plano and his hobbies include playing golf and going to events happening across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Follow Matt on Twitter @MattThomasNews or you can send him an e-mail at MLThomas@CBS.com
Collin County has its fair share of big road projects. One is wrapping up and another is just getting underway.
The Dallas district of the Texas Department of Transportation has secured funding to make permanent repairs to I-35 E from Northwest Highway in Dallas to Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas spoke with Adrian Quintanilla of AT&T about Gigapower, their new ultra fast fiber TV, Video, and Voice service.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas interviews Dr. Jose Adames, the first Hispanic President of El Centro College.
The Dallas Police Association is upset with the words used by CNN Anchor Fredricka Whitfield who called the gunman that attacked DPD headquarters ‘couragous.’
Hazel Copp was born June 14, 1910 here in North Texas. William Howard Taft was president and KRLD Radio wouldn’t exist for another 16 years.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas talks with Anthone Campbell, founder of The Younity Group, a company that develops turnkey mobile solutions for businesses.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas spoke with Henry S. Rosen of Geoforce, a company that offers global traceability for field equipment.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas talks with Andrew Levi, founder and CEO of Blue Calypso, a company that creates mobile engagement solutions to help brands connect with customers.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas speaks with Matt Clark, Chief Technical Officer of Valify, a company that provides purchased services analytics for hospitals.
There are a lot of ways to get around Globe Life Park and the entire Arlington entertainment district, but the main intersection in the area is frustratingly stuck in another time.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas speaks with Jordan Williams from Captured Dimensions, a company that uses digital scanning technology to make lifelike 3D copies of virtually any object.